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Archive - 9th Five Flavours Film Festival

The Last Reel

Dom Fill Chong Krauey
Cambodia 2014, 106’
subtitles: Polish and English
director: Kulikar Sotho
screenplay: Ian Masters
cinematography: Bonnie Elliott
editing: Katie Flexman
music: Christopher Elves
cast: Rynet Ma,  Mony Rous,  Saveth Dy, Sophy Hun, Panha Phon, Sothun Sok
producer: Ian Masters,  Kulikar Sotho , Murray Pope
production: Hanuman Films
language: Khmer
colouration: colour

Awards and festivals

Cambodia IFF 2014 – Talent Award for the Best Actress; Tokyo IFF 2014 – Spirit of Asia Award; Asean IFF 2015 – Best Supporting Actor; Udine Far East Film Festival 2015 – Black Dragon Award; Singapore IFF 2014; Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2015; Helsinki CineAasia 2015; Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2015; New York Asian Film Festival 2015; Taipei Film Festival 2015

Film description

Sophoun is a young, rebellious woman, who always goes her own way. One of those ways leads her to an old cinema, where she accidentally finds a 1970s film, which her own mother starred in years before. But the last reel is missing. With the help of an elderly operator, the protagonist will do anything to restore the missing scene, discovering the history of her family in the process.

A melodramatic story with an optimistic message shows modern Cambodia struggling with its traumatic heritage. Young people, living in modern reality, are aware of the painful experiences of their parents and grandparents, but they know very little about the golden era of Cambodian culture. The director looks for a way to give them back the pride of national heritage, to fascinate them with the music and the cinema of the period when the country was in full bloom. Exploring the history of one family becomes a pretext to talk about the faith the Cambodian film industry, which, though annihilated by the Red Khmer regime, today faces a chance for a new beginning. Plot and reality are entangled on may levels: the mother is played by an actress who really was a star in the 1960s.

Jagoda Murczyńska

Kulikar Sotho

Born in 1973, grew up during the Red Khmer regime. Co-owner of Hanuman Films, producer of numerous documentaries and feature films. She worked with films such as "Ruin" (2013) awarded in Venice, or "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" (2001), as well as BBC and Discovery programs. "The Last Reel" is her directorial debut.


2014 Ostatni akt / Dom Fill Chong Krauey / The Last Reel

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